Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 26th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Loose Wet.

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Say "Aloha" to the pineapple express! Heavy rain and high freezing levels will continue to soak the snowpack.

Danger will be highest during periods of heavy rain.




Avalanche Summary

Observations from alpine terrain in this forecast region have been limited. We suspect that natural avalanches have been occurring at high elevations where precipitation has been falling as snow.

Snowpack Summary

In high alpine terrain recent precipitation may have fallen as snow and formed storm and wind slabs. At treeline the majority of recent precipitation has fallen as rain, with fluctuating freezing levels a mix of heavy snow and crusts could be found. Below treeline the snowpack is saturated and disappearing.

Weather Summary

Friday Night

Cloudy with 10 to 30 mm of rain. South alpine wind, 30 to 50 km/h. Freezing level rising to 2500 m.


Cloudy with up to 40 mm of rain during the day, up to an additional 70 mm overnight. South alpine wind, 40 to 60 km/h. Freezing level 2500 m.


Cloudy with up to 100 mm of rain. South alpine wind, 50 to 70 km/h. Freezing level rising to 2600 m.


Cloudy with up to 70 mm of rain. South alpine wind, 50 to 80 km/h. Freezing level rising to 2800 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Choose conservative terrain and watch for clues of instability.
  • A moist or wet snow surface, pinwheeling and natural avalanches are all indicators of a weakening snowpack.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Wet loose avalanches will be possible in steep terrain where the snow surface is wet. They will be largest at treeline and alpine, where precipitation initially fell as snow and now is being soaked by rain.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 27th, 2024 4:00PM